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Cricket Revival: Pakistan Set to Host Test Cricket After 10 Years

Cricket Revival: Pakistan Set to Host Test Cricket After 10 Years
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After 10 years of almost no international cricket in Pakistan, Sri Lanka has reportedly agreed to play test cricket in the country. The development comes as huge news for the cricket-hungry fans from Pakistan as they would love to see more high-profile cricket in the country. The two test-match series is expected to take place in Lahore and Karachi.

The revival of International Cricket

The road to international cricket’s revival in the country was slow but thankfully, the efforts of Pakistani security forces and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are finally bearing fruit. PCB’s Managing Director (MD), Wasim Khan had earlier said that bringing cricket to Pakistan was their foremost priority and they seem to be delivering on their promises.

PCB is also in talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board for a series in Pakistan.

After the successful hosting of 8 Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Pakistan, the chances of international cricket’s regular revival had increased manifold as International Cricket Council (ICC) had also admitted the excellent security measures taken by the board.

It was the gloomy 2009 tour of Sri Lanka which closed the doors of international cricket in Pakistan. The horrifying attack on the Sri Lankan team bus not only resulted in suspending the ongoing test match, but also a long drought of international cricket.

However, teams like Zimbabwe, World XI, the West Indies have visited the country in recent years and now the PSL has been playing a huge role in changing the perception of international players and ICC.

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Why not other teams?

Fingers crossed.

Hopefully, we will get to see international stars in Pakistan.

Some suggested that it is not yet official.

Let’s see how it goes.

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